oreodont

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or·e·o·dont

 (ôr′ē-ə-dŏnt′)
n.
Any of various extinct sheep-sized ruminant artiodactyls that were widespread during the Eocene through the Pliocene Epochs in North America. They are usually placed in the group Oreodontoidea.

[From New Latin Oreodōn, type genus : Greek oros, ore-, mountain + Greek -odōn, -odont-, -odont.]

oreodont

(ˈɔːrɪəˌdɒnt) palaeontol
n
(Palaeontology) an extinct prehistoric mammal with hog-like qualities
adj
(Palaeontology) relating to the family Oreodontidae
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Early Tertiary vertebrate faunas, Vieja Group, Trans-Pecos Texas: Argriochoeridae and Merycoidodontidae.